Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A stone is heavy and the sand weighty,
But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.

King James Version

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

Holman Bible

A stone is heavy and sand, a burden,
but aggravation from a fool outweighs them both.

International Standard Version

Rocks are heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation outweighs them both.

A Conservative Version

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty, but a fool's vexation is heavier than both.

American Standard Version

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; But a fool's vexation is heavier than they both.

Amplified


Stone is heavy and the sand weighty,
But a fool’s [unreasonable] wrath is heavier and more burdensome than both of them.

Bible in Basic English

A stone has great weight, and sand is crushing; but the wrath of the foolish is of greater weight than these.

Darby Translation

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's vexation is heavier than them both.

Julia Smith Translation

A stone is heavy and sand a burden, and the wrath of the foolish one heavy more than they two.

King James 2000

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Heavy [is] a stone and weighty [is] sand, but [the] provocation of a fool [is] heavier than both of them.

Modern King James verseion

A stone is heavy, and sand is heavy; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

NET Bible

A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but vexation by a fool is more burdensome than the two of them.

New Heart English Bible

A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.

The Emphasized Bible

Heavy is a stone, and weighty is sand, - but, the vexation of a fool, is heavier than both.

Webster

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than both.

World English Bible

A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.

Youngs Literal Translation

A stone is heavy, and the sand is heavy, And the anger of a fool Is heavier than they both.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
is heavy
כּבד 
Kobed 
Usage: 4

and the sand
חול 
Chowl 
Usage: 23

נטל 
Netel 
Usage: 1

but a fool's
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

כּעשׂ כּעס 
Ka`ac 
Usage: 25

is heavier
כּבד 
Kabed 
Usage: 40

References

Hastings

Context Readings

All About Life

2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
A stranger, and not your own lips.
3 A stone is heavy and the sand weighty,
But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
4 Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood,
But who can stand before jealousy?



Cross References

Proverbs 17:12

Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs,
Rather than a fool in his folly.

Genesis 34:25-26

Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.

Genesis 49:7

“Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce;
And their wrath, for it is cruel.
I will disperse them in Jacob,
And scatter them in Israel.

1 Samuel 22:18-19

Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn around and attack the priests.” And Doeg the Edomite turned around and attacked the priests, and he killed that day eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod.

Esther 3:5-6

When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.

Daniel 3:19

Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath, and his facial expression was altered toward Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. He answered by giving orders to heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.

1 John 3:12

not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

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